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Venus Williams and The Best Ball Boys in the World - ASB   video
Offbeat  (tags: tennis, ball boys, well trained, ASB )

Evelyn
- 12 hours ago - youtu.be
See for yourselves ... Balls might be a bit "slobbery" though :^)
The Long Journey   video
World  (tags: George Nehmeh, photographic record, revisited, nakba, palestine, israel, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, United Nations, UNRWA )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - youtu.be
Moving, compiled from old films and photos, a number currently on exhibition in NY, the team pulling the photos together tracked down people and places recorded in this photographic record of Palestinian refugees over the last 67 years.
Nigerian Lives Matter: Why We're Protesting In London (Sunday, January 25.)
World  (tags: UK, London, Nigerian Embassy, demonstration, 25 January, Nigeria, Human Rights, 'CIVIL LIBERTIES', freedoms )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - okayafrica.com
We're gathering to show solidarity with the thousands of innocent people who have died and the million who are hoping for a peaceful resolution. We are asking the Nigerian government for a response; condemn the violence and prevent further loss of life
Human Rights Watch: Lebanese Laws Discriminate Against Women   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Lebanon, Family Laws, personal status laws, confessional, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Druze, discrimination against women, civil code )

Evelyn
- 8 days ago - youtu.be
Personal Status Laws in Lebanon are tied to confessional groups - there are 15 Family Laws. These discriminate systematically against women, in different ways, reinforcing patriarchal values - and have implications for other laws
The True Size of Africa
Offbeat  (tags: "immappancy" Africa, size )

Evelyn
- 10 days ago - kai.subblue.com
A particularly extreme example of "immappancy" is the worldwide misjudgement of the true size of Africa. This single image tries to embody the massive scale, which is larger than the USA, China, India, Japan and all of Europe - combined!
Ellen DeGeneres Puts Spotlight On Pizza Parlor's Mission To Feed The Homeless A Slice At A Time WATCH THE VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: Philadelphia, Rosa's 1$ Pizza slices, homeless, support, post-its, practical generosity, caring, human, offbeat, GOOD NEWS, Ellen DeGeneres )

Evelyn
- 10 days ago - inquisitr.com
A customer walked into Rosa's Fresh Pizza nine months ago and asked to buy a slice a pizza for a homeless person outside. Mason quickly agreed to help the customer with the gesture, he put the customer's free slice offer on a post-it note (Read more)
Monsanto, The People of Maui Want Nothing to Do With You or With GMO! PETITION - PLEASE SIGN!
Business  (tags: Maui, Hawai, moratorium on GMO, threats )

Evelyn
- 10 days ago - action.sumofus.org
(It's in French) - In December, the people of Maui voted a moratorium on GMO. The next day, Monsanto announced they would take the islanders to court for this democratic decision. See Monsanto strikes back after Maui voters support GMO moratorium
Torture's Dirty Secret: It Works
World  (tags: Human Rights, torture, terrorizing, violence, control, abuse, Civil Liberties, Human Right #5 )

Evelyn
- 11 days ago - thenation.com
For social control, nothing works quite like torture. This is torture's true purpose: to terrorize. Torture is a machine designed to break the will to resist--the individual prisoner's will and the collective will.
NYT: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others
Offbeat  (tags: Study, effective teams, smarter, factors )

Evelyn
- 11 days ago - nytimes.com
The smartest teams were distinguished by three characteristics. 1- their members contributed more equally; 2- members scored higher on a test called Reading the Mind in the Eyes; 3- teams with more women outperformed teams with more men.
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
Offbeat  (tags: Imagine, John Lennon, Pablo Stanley, cartoon strip, offbeat, peace )

Evelyn
- 12 days ago - filmsforaction.org
Imagine ... all the people ... living life in peace ... Words by John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley "This is easily the best comic strip ever made."
 
 
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